2020 Dates and Rates!


Camp Laurelwood is proud to offer a variety of session options to meet the needs of each Laurelwood family:

Rookie Camp & Taste of Laurelwood (Trial Sessions)

Trial sessions for campers going into 2nd - 7th grades
Rookie Camp July 27 - August 2 The name says it all! An opportunity for rookie or first time campers to fully immerse themselves in the excitement and wonder of the Laurelwood sleepaway experience.


Taste of Laurelwood July 9 - July 12 Three wonderful days to introduce your camper to Laurelwood and the sleepaway camp experience. Drop off is Thursday at 10 am and pick up is Sunday at 1:00 pm. $615
Rookie Camp is open to first year campers in 2020 and 2019 Taste of Laurelwood campers. Rookie camp has an additional $20 canteen fee.

Juniors, Seniors & Super Seniors (2nd - 9th Graders)

Early Bird Rates valid 8/11 - 9/15/19

Fall Rates valid 9/16 - 12/31/19

Regualr Rate begins 1/1/2020

Early Bird


Fall Rate Regular Rate

Full Summer

June 28 - August 16

$7762 $8194 $8625
Session 1 June 28 - July 26 $5373 $5671 $5970
Session 2 July 27 - August 16 $4478 $4726 $4975
Mini Session 1 June 28 - July 12 $3497 $3691 $3885
Mini Session 2 July 27 - August 9 $3497 $3691 $3885
**A canteen fee of $20/week will be applied to all campers at the time of registration.**

Bonim (Travel/Service -10th Grade)

Early Bird Rates valid 8/11 - 9/15/19

Fall Rates valid 9/16 - 12/31/19

Regualr Rate begins 1/1/2020

Early Bird Rate 

Fall Rate Regular Rate
Full Summer June 28 - August 16 $9719 $9923 $10230
Session 1 June 28 - July 26 $7562 $7721 $7960
Session 2 July 27 - August 16 $4726 $4826 $4975
Full Summer and Session 1 tuition rates includes all Costa Rica expenses. Campers will need additional money for souvenirs.

SIT Program (Staff In Training Leadership & Service - 11th Grade)

Early Bird Rate 8/11 - 12/31/19

Regular Rate begins 1/1/2020

Early Bird Rate

Regular Rate


Full Summer June 28 - August 16 $2112 $2155 $210
Session 1 June 28 - July 26 $1318 $1345 $120
Session 2 July 27 - August 16 $990 $1010 $90
Stipend is given upon completion of the session.

**7 ways to save on tuition!**

1. Refer a Friend

The only thing better than experiencing Camp Laurelwood for yourself is sharing it with your friends.  And, for each friend you refer, you'll receive a Credit on next years tuition for every week they attend! The credit varies between overnight and day camp weeks. Talk about a win-win! (To refer a friend, click here!)

2. Host a Parlor Meeting

Do you have friends or family who are potential Laurelwood campers? Host a parlor meeting in your home!  One of our Senior Staff will come to you, provide great information about the camp and answer any questions your guests may have. PLUS - if you host a meeting with at least 2 prospective families, you will earn an automatic $100 Discount on your tuition, in addition to the referral credit you'll receive if your guests register for camp! (For more information or to schedule a Parlor Meeting, contact Heather Golub.)

3. Discounts

Returning Campers - The early bird gets the worm, or in this case a tuition discount for each camper you register by:

  • September 15th for our Early Bird Discount
  • December 31st for our Fall Discount

New Campers - 10% discount on tuition

4. One Happy Camper and PJ LIbrary Goes to Camp

The Foundation for Jewish Camps sponsors these programs which provide up to a $1000 incentive for first time overnight campers. If your area does not support One Happy Camper, you may be eligible for this incentive through PJ LIbrary.

One Happy Camper details and eligibility information - click here or follow the specific link below if you reside in that geographic area.

OHC New Haven County, CT families, please click here.

OHC West Hartford, CT area families, please click here.

OHC Metrowest NJ area families, please click here.

PJ LIbrary details and eligibility information, please click here.

5. Rabbi & Cantor Discretionary Funds

Each year, many Rabbis and Cantors allocate their discretionary funds to help their community members with tuition to Jewish Camp. Make sure to check with your Synagogue for information.

6. Scholarships Based on Geography

Greater New Haven: The Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven along with an anonymous donor awards need-based assistance to supplement other scholarships. For more information and to apply, click here.

Western MA and Southern VT: Under The Jewish Overnight Summer Camping Grant, first-time overnight campers (who have not previously attended an overnight camp) can apply for up to $1,500. Returning campers can apply for up to $1,000.

Stamford, Westport, Bridgeport, and Upper FairfieldJoan And Ben Zinbarg Camp Scholarship Program

7. Laurelwood Tuition Assistance

Laurelwood is able to offer finanacial assitance for most programs through the generosity of our donors. The financial assitance considers all applications and provides financial assistance to those who qualify. To apply, please click on the link below to download our Financial Assistance Application. Please note that the maximum assistance available from Camp Laurelwood is 50% of the tuition fee, with no exceptions.

Financial Assistance Application

Please download the financial assistance application and email, fax or mail it to the office with the requested documentation. Your completed application will be reviewed by the Financial Assistance Committee. All information is kept strictly confidential. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Thank you!

Click here to download.